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Facebook’s collection and sale of user data for advertising purposes took a huge hit when Apple introduced its App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature, with Facebook projecting that it will lose out on $10 billion in revenue this year. However, it appears that Meta, Facebook’s parent company, may still have some... Read more...
Enthusiasts and gamers are eagerly awaiting the next generation of Ryzen processors based on the Zen 4 architecture. However, server folks are really excited about Zen 4 too. AMD's EPYC "Genoa" family of processors are looking to be a big step up over the current "Milan" generation. Twitter leaker @yuuki_ans has... Read more...
Cheats can be fun in a single-player game, but quickly ruins everyone’s experience in a multiplayer game. Rampant cheating can create such a miserable experience that people will stop playing the game entirely, right? Cheat maker AimJunkies is claiming that using its cheat software not only made Destiny 2 popular, but... Read more...
The science of human vision is important to any field that deals with colors. That means textiles, printing, and of course, displays. For over 100 years, human vision has been modeled using Riemannian geometry, named after German mathematician Bernhard Riemann. However, a new study suggests that Riemannian space is... Read more...
It has been a long time coming, but the tech giant Meta has finally realized that its users might just want a little bit of privacy. As of August 11th, it has started testing end-to-end encryption for the Messenger portion of its popular social media platform, Facebook. In a Messenger News blog post, Facebook has... Read more...
Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched a new flagship smartphone at a special event in China. The new Moto X30 Pro boasts some great specs including an industry-first 200MP main camera, a top-end Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC from Qualcomm, as well as offering superfast 120W charging, and a 6.73-inch 144Hz pOLED screen with... Read more...
Sony has updated its PlayStation website to include a dedicated section just for PC games. The company has been making a larger investment in the PC gaming arena, with several of its big titles, such as Spider-Man, making their way to Steam and Epic stores. The new PlayStation Games for PC page acts as a landing page for those looking to Read more...
High refresh rate displays are part of the magic that makes flagship phones feel silky smooth. It makes scrolling feel more natural and touch input more responsive. It is also a feature that is typically on the chopping block when manufacturers design their more wallet friendly handset options to keep costs in line... Read more...
The Hubble Space Telescope captured data in 2019 that has led astronomers to conclude supergiant star Betelgeuse blew its top, literally. The star lost a large amount of its visible surface and produced a mammoth Surface Mass Ejection (SME). To put just how massive this explosion was into perspective, our own Sun... Read more...
Samsung just unpacked the hot new Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Watch 5 and Buds2 Pro. Meanwhile AMD just took the wraps off full reviews of its many-core Threadripper Pro 5000 beast workstation CPU family. How does all this fabulous new tech look, feel and perform? Join us today at 5:30 PM ET for our first... Read more...
It has been almost two years since Motorola released a foldable Razr phone, and flip phone fans in most of the world will have to wait a bit longer. Moto has finally unveiled the 2022 Razr foldable, but it has only been announced for China, where it will retail for just 5,999 CNY, or about $900 USD—that's several... Read more...
Cloudflare says that it was hit by the same smishing (sms phishing) attack that recently resulted in a user data breach at Twilio. However, unlike Twilio, Cloudflare managed to prevent the attack from escalating to a data breach thanks to its strong security measures. While the attackers managed to steal login... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, University of New Haven lecturer Mark Tavern tweeted about the death of his wife's Epson inkjet printer. The tweet went viral, and has since sparked an online discussion about the reliability and repairability of inkjet printers. Epson is at the center of this discussion, of course, but it's... Read more...
Razer’s best-selling mouse is receiving a bevy of updates to hone its e-Sports focus. The new DeathAdder V3 Pro gets an upgraded sensor, an option for wicked fast wireless polling, and a substantial weight trimming. The DeathAdder V3 Pro arrives as a refinement to the V2 Pro before it. The most apparent changes are... Read more...
Microsoft is trying to buy Activision-Blizzard in what would be the largest game developer acquisition to date. The merger would give Microsoft control over an enormous swath of the "core" game demographic, at least from a Western perspective. The process has entered regulatory review, which invites competitors and... Read more...
It's official, Google Fiber is finally expanding to new locations. Cities in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, and Nevada are all slated to get access to the fiber internet provided by the tech giant out of Mountain View, CA. This comes four years after the current head of Google Fiber took his position at the top... Read more...
Google has launched a contest for the artistically minded among us to create a new wallpaper for its Pixel 6 smartphone. Google wants entrants to “celebrate” the front-facing camera by hiding it in plain sight. A panel of judges will then select one talented winner to receive a brand-new Pixel 6 and accompanying... Read more...
Astronomers may have discovered the youngest planet ever found in our galaxy. The planet is thought to be orbiting AS 209, a young star in the Ophiuchus constellation estimated to be just about 1.6 million years young. Research recently published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters using the Atacama Large... Read more...
Researchers have detailed the SQUIP attack, which is particularly worrisome for users of AMD Zen 1, Zen 2 and Zen 3 processors. Researchers were able measure the precise degree of Scheduler Queue Usage (i.e., occupancy) via Interference Probing, giving the attack its name. Using this technique, it was possible in... Read more...
Intel's Tom Petersen and Ryan Shrout have given more performance marks for the anticipated Arc A750 in a video released late yesterday, August 10, 2022. The new performance encompasses both Intel's testing on the A750 and an NVIDIA RTX 3060 GPU for comparison. This follows Intel's announcement earlier this week of its... Read more...
Microsoft has finally released a security update that addresses a zero-day vulnerability that went unpatched for more than two years. The vulnerability, known as DogWalk, appears in the national vulnerability index as CVE-2022-34713. Microsoft has assigned the vulnerability a high severity rating of 7.8. The company’s... Read more...
Some rivalries seem eternal. The tech sector alone hosts several feuds including a mobile tug-of-war between Apple’s walled-garden iOS and Google’s more open Android operating systems. Fans of either approach love dunking on the other side, but that does not mean there’s no room for common ground. Apple tends to... Read more...
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